The first quarter of 2019 looks promising for job seekers in Missouri, according to a new report.
A survey from ManPowerGroup, a global staffing firm, found that 17 percent of businesses in the state will be looking for new employees to open the new year.
That’s off 1 point from the first quarter of this year, when the survey showed 18 percent of employers planned to hire, but ManPowerGroup still characterizes it as a “hopeful pace” of hiring.
Another 75 percent of businesses in Missouri responded that they plan to maintain current staffing levels over the first quarter, and 6 percent said they plan to reduce payroll.
More than 12,500 businesses nationwide were interviewed for the survey.